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Swampcast: Don’t expect a crowd for UF’s home opener

Pat and Robbie preview Florida's game — now at noon — against Northern Colorado.

Andreu’s Answers: Projected team strength can’t block

ARLINGTON, Texas — Before every game, veteran college football writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 1: 1. The obvious question, of course, is who starts at quarterback for...

Final: Michigan 33, Florida 17

ARLINGTON, Texas —No. 11 Michigan was again too much for outmanned Florida in a 33-17 win Saturday. No. 17 Florida opened the 2017 regular season the same way it ended the 2016 regular season, not getting much of anything on...

Andreu’s analysis: Gators will be distracted

Jim McElwain surprised the media boys (and girls) with his news after Wednesday’s practice that Feleipe Franks had won the quarterback battle and will start Saturday’s game against Michigan. We all thought Mac was going to hold off...
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Swampcast: The biggest question is not QB, but linebacker

Robbie Andreu and Pat Dooley present their first Swampcast heading into the 2017 season.

McElwain success story

Whether Malik Zaire starts, comes off the bench or doesn’t play at all, he’s going to go down as a Jim McElwain success story at Florida. He hasn’t taken a snap in a game yet, but Zaire has already turned...

Should have been Gators

There’s not doubt Will Muschamp had great success as a recruiter when he was at Florida, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But he also had some great misses. Some from prospects who grew up as Gator...
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Swampcast: Day 1 of SEC Media Days

Sun sportswriters Pat Dooley and Robbie Andreu sum up Day of of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.

The new roster

After poring over the new Florida roster that was released  Monday, some observations: The true freshmen who were not early enrollees have been assigned numbers: Brad Stewart (2), Marco Wilson (3), C.J. Henderson (5), Brian Edwards (6), Jake Allen...

Workout wild man

I recently interviewed two Florida football players on separate occasions and ended the question-and-answer sessions asking each player who the biggest workout warrior has been in the weight room this offseason. Neither hesitated. “Taven Bryan,” wide receiver Josh...

Gators beware of this guy

Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway being cited for possession of marijuana this past weekend has raised a huge red flag over the football program. A dire warning flag, in this case. And it has little to do with the...

Lessons in leadership

I attended the football team’s scooter safety awareness seminar earlier this week and found it enlightening on two fronts. One, I did not realize how many players ride scooters and how few actually wear helmets. Almost all of them ride...

QB still a big ?

Here’s my take on why there remains mutual interest between the Florida coaches and Notre Dame graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire: Both parties can clearly see that the quarterback situation is no more settled now than it was before the...

Some spring stuff

With only a few more practices between now and next Friday’s Orange & Blue Game, I offer these spring observations: If the season started today, Feleipe Franks would be the starting quarterback. He’s got the size, the arm and...

Three first-round Gators

ESPN draft analyst has the two Florida cornerbacks rated so evenly that without realizing it at the time, he projected Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson to go back-to-back in the middle of the first round. He did not notice...

A positive finish

TAMPA — Throughout the season, Florida’s defense has had to carry the offense. Those roles likely will be reversed in the Outback Bowl, which, of course, is probably a frightening prospect for many among Gator Nation. The defense is so...

Gators will play hard

On paper, this SEC Championship Game matchup looks like potentially the greatest mismatch in the history of the title game. Alabama’s defense is dominant; Florida’s offense is borderline inept. UF’s injury-depleted defense struggles against balanced offenses; Alabama’s offense has...

Another potential meltdown?

In their last big road test against a balanced offense, the Florida defense mysteriously disintegrated in the second half against Tennessee. Was that an anomaly? Or could it happen again. We may find out Saturday. Arkansas will clearly be the defense’s...

Expect the unexpected

With the great party atmosphere outside the stadium and the split crowd inside, the Florida-Georgia game always has the look and feel of a championship game. And in championship games, strange and unexpected things have a way of happening. That’s...

The story behind the story

With information obtained from WikiLeaks and Russian hackers, The Sun has been able to piece together the true story about what happened last week with the postponement of the Florida-LSU game. It’s unbelievable (it actually is). You know that $100 million...